Family Coliidae Swainson 1837 (mousebird)

Aves - Coliiformes - Coliidae

Parent taxon: Coliiformes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Carroll 1988, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mayr 2000, Mayr and Mourer-Chauviré 2004 and Olson 1985

Sister taxa: Chascacocolius, Eocolius, Palaeospiza

Subtaxa: Colius Masillacolius Oligocolius Primocolius Selmes Urocolius

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Type: Colius

Ecology: volant frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (1 collection)

• Pliocene of South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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